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Some effects of secondary injection of gases into a supersonic flow


Burden, Harvey Worth (1964) Some effects of secondary injection of gases into a supersonic flow. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


An experimental investigation was conducted in order to determine some of the effects of injection of a secondary stream of gas into a supersonic primary airstream. The flow fields behind an orifice producing essential two-dimensional flow and behind that producing full three-dimensional flow were studied. The resulting shock patterns, wall static pressure profiles, and flow field characteristics are described,and use is made of a theoretical injectant penetration height to non-dimensionalize the results as much as possible. It has been possible to draw some conclusions concerning the nature of the flow field and pressure field disturbances caused by secondary injection.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:18 May 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09102002-141125
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ID Code:3422
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Deposited On:11 Sep 2002
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:59

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